And the Glossies Awards winners are….
  • Saturday 26 June 2010

Eight environmental champions were tonight rewarded for their contribution to the Coast’s sustainability at the 2010 Glossies Awards.

The Awards, hosted by Sunshine Coast Council, are the premier accolade recognising and celebrating the communities’ achievements in sustainable building design, land use, sustainable transport and environmentally friendly business.

Council’s Manager of Environment Policy Dr Steve Skull said this year’s recipients were a very environmentally focused and inspirational group.

“This year’s entries were outstanding in all categories—all of the winners, finalists and entrants have taken significant steps to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle,” Dr Skull said.

“The variety of award entries demonstrates how the whole of the Sunshine Coast is working together to make us Australia’s most sustainable region.”

Winning entries utilised a combination of design elements such as natural ventilation and clever technology as well as attention to resource use and personal dedication to sustainability.

The two new categories—Living Smart Solutions and EnvironBusiness—were very popular and had the largest number of finalists.

Dr Skull said that there were eight outstanding winners in total, with two entrants even winning two categories.

“All winners were able to demonstrate how their project combined innovative ideas, with smart green choices to create great sustainability solutions,” Dr Skull said.

“They are a real source of inspiration for us all and I congratulate them on being named winners and finalists of the Sunshine Coast Council’s 2010 Living Smart Glossies Awards.”

The winners are:

  • University of the Sunshine Coast Golden Glossy Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design—Residential Construction under $350K 
    Robert Stynes, Buderim
  • University of the Sunshine Coast Golden Glossy Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design—Professional Construction under $350K 
    Aboda Design Group, Noosa Heads
  • University of the Sunshine Coast Golden Glossy Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design—Professional Construction over $350K 
    WD Architects, Cooran
  • TravelSmart Sustainable Transport Award Melissa Tong, Noosa
  • Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE Living Smart Solutions Award Worms Downunder, Montville
  • Noosa Biosphere Sunshine Coast EnvironBusiness Award
    Worms Downunder, Montville JOINT WINNER (as above)
    Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa JOINT WINNER
  • Resource Saver Award—Residential Robert Stynes, Buderim
  • Resource Saver Award—Professional Archicology Architects, Coolum Beach
  • Edible Landscape Award Yandina Community Garden, Yandina

The finalists are:

  • University of the Sunshine Coast Golden Glossy Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design—Residential Construction under $350K
    Adam Dew, Peregian Springs
    Phil Moran and Kim Maddison, Cooran
  • University of the Sunshine Coast Golden Glossy Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design—Professional Construction over $350K
    Gomango Architects, Moffat Beach
  • Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE Living Smart Solutions Award
    Edible Landscapes Consultants, Marcus Beach
    Sunshine Coast Environment Council and Ingenero, Nambour
    Action Tanks
    The Buildmore Group, Caloundra
    Ozzi Kleen, Kunda Park
    Rosina Buckman, Tewantin
  • Noosa Biosphere Sunshine Coast EnvironBusiness Award
    The Buildmore Group, Caloundra
    QLD Complete Printing Services, Nambour
  • Edible Landscape Award
    Veggie Village, Peregian Beach
    Our Lady of the Rosary, Caloundra

Winners received a “feather” trophy made from recycled aluminium car pistons, with a base made from Camphor Laurel - a wide-spread weed in SEQ. The trophy represents ‘closing the loop’ and turning potential waste into a resource.

The winners and finalists in nine categories were announced at The Events Centre, Caloundra tonight (Saturday 26 June), and were selected by a panel of local leaders and experts.

This year’s winners and finalists will be the first to use the Glossies Awards emblem to promote that their business, services and / or goods are sustainable. It was designed to inspire residents and businesses to choose sustainable goods and services.

The Glossies Awards were proudly sponsored by the Green Pages, the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE, TravelSmart (a voluntary travel behaviour change program that encourages people to use sustainable travel modes such as public transport, walking, cycling and carpooling), and Noosa Biosphere.